The NFL Draft is one of the most exciting times of the year for football fans. It’s a time when teams can improve their rosters through the addition of young talent, and fans can dream about their team’s future success. So, when is the NFL Draft 2024?
The NFL Draft is an annual event in which the 32 teams of the National Football League (NFL) select newly eligible players for their rosters. The draft order is determined by each team’s record in the previous season, with the worst team selecting first and the best team selecting last (known as the “reverse standings order”). The draft occurs over three days, with Round 1 on Thursday night, Round 2 and 3 on Friday night, and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday afternoon.
The NFL Draft was first held in 1936, and has been held every year since. It is typically held in late April or early May. In recent years, the draft has been held in Chicago (2015-16), Philadelphia (2017), Arlington (2018), Nashville (2019), and Las Vegas (2020).
The 2024 NFL Draft will be held from April 25-27, 2024. The event will be hosted by a yet-to-be-determined city.
History of the NFL Draft
The National Football League Draft, also called the player selection meeting, is an annual event in which the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible football players. It serves as the league’s most common source of player recruitment.
The basic design of the draft is that each team is given a position in the NFL draft order, which cycles annually between each team, and trades its position with another team for an equivalent position. The draft order is biased towards teams with worse records from the previous season; however, a team can improve its draft position via trades with other teams.
The first formal NFL draft was held on February 8, 1936, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia.
The NFL Draft in Recent Years
The NFL Draft is an annual event in which the 32 teams in the National Football League select new players for their rosters. The draft is held over a three-day period at a different location each year. The location for the 2024 NFL Draft has not yet been announced.
The first round of the draft is typically held on a Thursday night, with the second and third rounds taking place on Friday, and the final four rounds on Saturday. This year, the draft will take place from April 27-29.
In recent years, the draft has been held in various cities across the country, including Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
When Is the NFL Draft in 2024?
The NFL Draft is tentatively scheduled to take place in Cleveland, Ohio from April 27-29, 2024. The specific dates and time have not yet been announced. This will be the first time the draft is held in Cleveland since 1961.
The NFL Draft will return to Cleveland in 2024, the league announced Thursday.
It will mark the 10th time the city has hosted the event, with the most recent being in 2021.
“Cleveland is a passionate football town and we are excited to return in 2024,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “The Browns’ organization and fans have demonstrated their commitment to the draft and provided a tremendous experience for our fans, clubs and draft prospects.”
The NFL Draft was held in Chicago from 2015-2018 before moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 2019 and then back to Chicago in 2020. It had been originally scheduled for Las Vegas in 2020 before the pandemic forced its postponement to April 29-May 1, 2021.